Our Values

Intercultural Dialogue

Intercultural dialogue is a process that includes open and respectful exchange or interaction between individuals and groups with different cultural backgrounds and worldviews. It aims to develop a deeper understanding of diverse perspectives and practices. FBIC seeks to engage students in intercultural dialogue through workshops and activities that are designed to create a safe space to explore facets of culture.

Civic Engagement

Civic engagement is individual or collective action that identifies or addresses an issue of public concern. FBIC strives to use intercultural dialogue as a means to create more meaningful impact for any civic engagement.


Community is a feeling of fellowship with others, as a result of sharing common attitudes, interests, and goals. FBIC believes in the importance of building community to create a safe space for fellows to engage in intercultural dialogue.


Diversity is the condition of having or being composed of differing elements, especially the inclusion of different types of people as people of different races or cultures. FBIC believes in building a diverse cohort to ensure that fellows can hear the perspective of students from all walks of life.

©2013 Fellowship for Building Intercultural Communities